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June 26, 2018

Global Budgets in MarylandAssessing Results to Date

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 3American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC
JAMA. 2018;319(24):2475-2476. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.5871

With US health care spending projected to increase at 5.5% per year over the next decade, exceeding the projected rise in gross domestic product, there is increasing attention to the results of payment models intended to control costs, enhance quality, and improve health outcomes. With recent research again showing the United States at the top of the list of peer countries in prices and avoidable hospitalizations,1 there is special interest in understanding the results of Maryland’s unique approach to hospital payment.

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